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The Rod fafo
f.rt m rom In whn( ovi tit weeping-
I ri rtic. ho have not nny rtilld to die,
t.p with iui for t lie little one whose
1 lmc know n nothing of.
Thr llttlp arms that sluwly. slowly 1noed
Tlii-lr it'i'!Mtii'i round your luck; the
hae! ml uftl
To muIi limn-Mich hands 1 never
M.i 1 not w- p with you?
l'.un w.miIJ t be of service say soma
l.twin the trsrs, tliat would be com-
fol (INK -
1'ut .ill' o sadder tlinn ynurvlvrs m t,
!. I. .ni' lio little child tn dlf.
Jdtms Wlutionib Itdry.
PANAMA CANAL WILL SAVE
7.000 MILES OF TRAVEL
Hheie ' mad to jrttterdsy
5 A wundroui thoroughfare,
rvnere wawon nmm ni nayi
And blonoint terat the air.
It stretches long aad tu and straight
It waodeni np aad downs
H panes nany aa opea cat
And many a tittle towa.
Jdinis WhiUumb Itdry.
One Main's Honor
"Are vim iui t sure (tint yon art
really happy, dear very happy?''
Ami ho li aticd over tin? table deux
iiml touched her fingers behind t In
friendly seller tif tho. roses. Forget
fill uf tlio ii ti pi it i waiter, of every
thing Imt the earnest fat -cd man be
fore her, the girl impulsively stretch
eil out both hands to him ami said
with shining eyes:
'So happy, iliar. happier than t
ever hopeil to he ami to think that
hi last tin- dream of my life Is going
to he reulinl I shall go homo, home
to iliar England iiL-aiti. 1 was very
lit'le when mamma ami ('.race ami I
left the nil) Inline after papa'K ih'llth.
Hut Atneriea has never seemed so
beautiful to me as our dear home in
Surrey." A look of sadness erept
ll.to the glowing eyes and she did not
notice that the man moved uneasily
In hi (hair and that a gloomy, wor
lli'd expression overshadowed the
bright hopefulness of u moment bo
fore. 'Wo shall go back Just bs soon as
we are married, shall we hot, I'ick?
liear old Pick, I am so clad that you
and not any one else are to give me
my dearest wish. Aren't you glad
you don't look i 1 1 i ourlously happy
what Is It. dear?"
".May. would you mind so awfully
If we well. If we didn't go bark to
England. nfi r all?"
"Would I in I :ul ? Hick nro you
irazy? oh. you know I have hoped
and waited for that all my lift. It
iist'd to seem us if It would never
mint' true till I met you and you
told me you loved me. And since then
I have thought of it, waited for It day
and flight. "
Pick looked at her nucstlonlngly
for a moment and then said, a little
Utterly: "Po you know, little girl,
that at times 1 have lieeu tempted to
think that you loved the tlioutfit of
going 1'Ui k home better than you did
Her face crimsoned painfully, and
his hi ai t smote hltn.
"There, there, little one; that
wasn't fair. I was a beast In say It
to you more of ll beast because you
are going to be put to the test."
"Why, Pick, what do you mean?"
"Just this, Maysle. girlie; we tan
not en buck to England at least I
"Vou cannot po back. Pick? Surely
surely you have not committed some
crime which prevents you from going
back. It Isn't that? Say it isn't!"
"Well, I'm not exactly a criminal.
little glil.hut I might just an well be." !
lie said bitterly. I should be treated i
like one if I went buck, and every I
one believes me to he the most des
picable wretch on the face of the ;
fcl'een earth." j
A iiumelesH fear grew In the girl's i
"For heaven's suke, Pick, tell me '
what you mean." I
"I mean jusl this: If I went hack j
to Kngland to-morrow my own relu-
lives would In all possibility cut me 1
dead. The fellows at the cubs in 1
the paiK on ine sireei. would pass
me with a cold nod; if I offered them
my hand not a mothers son of them
but would unlet ly unit coldly Ignore
ll. My (iod. child, you don't know
what It nitwit to me. 1 went through
"Are you quite sure that you are really
happy, dear very happy?"
It onre, but not even for you etiuhl
1 go through that hell a second time."
Hut, why, Pick; tell me why
what have you done'"
"It's not good hearing for Innocent
at s like yours, little sweetheart; but
It la your right to know. I have told
joi that when 1 came into uy money
! at eighteen I kicked over all r
straints and went the pare till well
till 1 came the worst kind of a crop
per. You see. Margrave and twe
or three others of tho Oxford Bel
came Into their money at the same
time, and. like a lot of hot headed
fools, we turned Ixinilon upside down
hunting for some new devilment In
whieli to make duckH and drakes of
it all. I was tho hottest-headed fool
of them all and soon found that I
had not only established an unen
viable reputation for wihlnoss. hut
that I had run dangerously near the
end of my tether things had arrived
"See here, old chap, I'm in a devil of a
at. a stage where I eoultl no longer
hold my own with tho fellows so I
made up my mind to pull up stakes
and go to one of tho colonies with the
Ho bat gloomily silent for a mo
ment, apparently lost in a retrospect
anything but pleasant. An impatient
"Oh, go Pick, please go on," from
tln girl brought him back to the prea-
I in t again.
"Just before I sailed for Australia
tht day before, I think It was
Margrave came to me und said: 'See
here, old chap. I'm In a devil of a
hole; I in imI two thousand pounds the
worst sort of a way and not another
sou can I raise on the estate. I've
got to have It, or there'll he a scandal
that will break ho mater's heart;
help mo out, for (loii's suke.'
"Margrave's mother had been aw
fully gooil to me when I was a lonely
little chap at Kton used to have me
down for tho holidays, and all that,
you know- so the upshot of It all was
that I promised to let him have the
two thou. - ami it was Just half of
what 1 had left and further, he got
j me to promise to take tho check to
tho parly he was rowing with. 1 took
, it. got a receipt for it and sailed the
I next day.
"For eight years in Australia I got
no word from the home folks, hut
j thought that tho letters had gone
! astray, ns I was far up country, and
: dually I went back to Kncland with
; a nice .ittle pile and a big longing for
I the society of my own kind again.
tjod, what a home-coming It was. Not
i a welcome; black looks, veiled Insin
j nations everywhere. One day I asked
a t hap who had refused my hand,
! what it all meant. He told mo. Mar-
! graves trouble hail bet n the worst
: sort low-down. dishonorable treat
ment of u woman we all
. knew -conduct no gentleman could
ever forgive. 1 had paid tho
I money with my own cheek I had
left the country the next day and he
--cud that he is lot me hear the
shame of It all so I camo out to New
York and met you, I love you. dar
ling, und you shall judge. Shall we
go back to F.ugland anil straighten
things nut? It shall be us you say,
'Hut, Pick, think what It would
mean to that other woman and those
children-Oh. I couldn't, dear and
yet. when I think of how you have suf
fered. 1 could do anything; dear, dear
She buried her face In her hands
for a moment, and the man watched
her eagerly, anxiously.
"Pick, there is Just one thing In
the world 1 have always wanted more
even than to go home; and that is to
marry a hero. Weil stay here, dear,
and you shall forget the pain and the
hurt lu my love." Vivian Ciare Hovr
ard In Chlcugo Examiner.
M. Nazon, who died recently, had
bpon mayor of the commune of May.
tniis since 1854.
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Now that the Panama canal is an
assured thing, a little study of the ac
companying map will show some of
the advantages to be gained.
The heavy line running south from
New York Is the steamship track to
Colon, and the distance Is 1 OS 1 miles.
At an average speed of fourteen knots
per hour, which Is a moderate and
economical pace for tho modern
steamship, the voyage could he made
In an hour or two less than six days.
From Panama to San Francisco the
distance is 3""7 miles, which, at tho
same average speed, would require
nine days' and eighteen hours' steam
ing. Say sixteen days for the ocean
voyage, and allow four days for pass
ing through the canal, anil the whole
trip would be made In twenty days,
or Inside of three weeks.
At present a steamer must follow
the soiid lino running off to the south
east to Cape St. Koipio. Once around
this cape the course follows the coast
in a southwesterly direction to the
Straits of Magellan, thence out Into
the Pacific, where a straight course
can he steered for the Farallone
islands, just outside of San Francisco.
On this track the distance is 12.f9
mllon. which at the same average
speed would require thIrty-Beven and
a half days' continuous steaming.
Allowing for delays In the Straits of
Magellan, and for coaling, and the
voyage would take all of forty days,
or Just double the time of the Panama
The sailing track as Indicated by
the line of dashes is K..;t;o miles, and
while our best clipper ships have
FIRST STAMP IN
' Fee Simile.
Collectors and philatelists become
enthusiastic when they speak of the
famous Hrattlehoro, Vt., postage
stamp, which Is said to be tho first
ever used In America.
Pi. Frederick N. Palmer, who was
Battleboro's postmaster from July,
1845, to November, 1848, was the In
ventor of the stamp which we re
produce. The facsimile herewith pre
sented was prepared by the direction
oi Major F. W. ChlldB, when he was
postmaster. This was at the request
of many collectors.
Dr. Frederick N. Palmer was born
to Belfaat, Me., in ISIS, and came to
made the outward voyage In 100 to
110 days, many a good ship has taken
a full four, Ave anil even six months
on the voyage.
Again turn to the chart and follow
the zlgi'ag line out around the
"Horn." This is the actual track of
a sailing vessel, one of the last, of the
good old wooden square-rigged ships
built in Bath.
The dots represent the noon posi
tions from day to day, tue voyage
commencing on Juno 17 from the
Delaware capes. While the straight
lines show the distance gained each
day they do not always represent the
actual path of tbe ship, as when the
wind la ahead the ship may tack back
and forth across the line a number of
times in the twenty-four hours.
The track indicated is 16,226 miles
long, hut there is no doubt that the
ship covered more than 17,000 miles
on this voyage.
This voyage of 117 days was the
record run of that year, and was
especially good because the Horn was
rounded In midwinter.
The reader may wonder why the
sailing track runs so far to the east
ward on leaving New York. The rea
son Is that to take advantage of the
northeast trade wind a ship must get
well ofT the coast to make a fair wind
of it, otherwise she would have to
beat her way along the coast of
Brazil, and thus lose much time.
Again in the Pacific this same "trade"
carries the ship far to the westward
of San Francisco, and not until she
has reached the zone of prevailing
westerly winds (above 30 deg. north)
Brattleboro some time In 1836 as a
music teacher. He became a student
of the law and studied in the office of
Judge Asa Keyes. In 1840 he mar
ried Miss Kllen, oldest daughter of
Judge Keyes, and Ave years later he
was appointed postmaster.
It was during his three years in
cumbency that he inaugurated a num
ber of improvements In the office, and
in 1846 Issued the little stamp for
which collectors are now willing to
pay fabulous prices. It Is stated that
one has been sold at the extraordi
nary price of $175. It Is said that
only two Boston collect i ras boast
can she swing around and head In
Because of this same wind the sail
ing track from Panama to San Fran
cisco would be an immense half-circle.
Uy the canal route another great
saving can be made in going to Hono
lulu. For a steamship the distance
would be 6,646 miles, or about 1.000
miles more than to San Francisco,
but by way of the Magellan straits
the ship would have to steam 13,200
miles, or twice as far.
The sailing vessel could save very
much, and after picking up the north
east trade on leaving Panama she
would have a fair wind all the way
to the islands, while a voyage around
the Horn would be 14.970 miles long
and necessitate a long battle with the
heavy westerly gales In that far
Nothing would suit the old Cape
Horn "shell-back" better than to be
able to "cut across lots" and thus es
cape the much dreaded "corner"
which has sent so many of his mates
to "Davy Jones' locker."
One thing more might be mention
ed, and that Is the voyage to the Phil
ippines. While the distance (11,500
miles) is practically the same either
by Suez or Panama, In case of war
between this country and a foreign
power the latter route would be far
better, for many reasons. "
With this canal once open for busi
ness there will be no further neces
sity of sending a big battleship on
a dangerous 15,000 mile "hurry up"
voyage to reach a place but a little
over 3,000 miles away.
of owning a Palmer stamp. One was
bought about fifty years ago for sev-
enty-flve cents. The other, bought In
1882, cost la the vicinity of $100.
It is said that a Mr. Collins of New
York has the only uncancelled Brat
rloboro stamp known to be in e-lst
ence. He has won the philatelic blue
ribbon for securing the rarest stamp
on the American catalogue, and that
means the whole world.
Great Britain adopted the we of
lMage stamps In 1840, and Bra. U In
1831. Tbe United States did not com'
mence to use them until July,
nlJhere i s road to yesterday:
I'JJJ Tbe iruset grow betide.
JpAad trees that spread and swing aad twt$
Ana snsae we pttnway wxjb.
Its flowers are a goodly sight.
And it goes on and on
And leads to many a sUrry night
And mn cloudlet dawa.
flecking shade or dancing ray
Upoa some little stream;
Or we may see it, when, with eye
Hsll-closed, we hear a song
That calls up msny a glad sunt.se
llhere is a road to yesterday,
jAod each one knows its i
The portal to this wondrous way i
Is held within the heart.
From there (he pleasant courses lead
At fir u one can see-
It rests on many a golden deed.
And msny a memory. V 7 s
W. D. N. In Chicago Tribune.
BOUND TO DISCOVER POLE.
American Expedition Hopes to Plant
Our Flag There.
Another American expedition It
about to start in search of the Inac-
aassible North Pole. Anthony Fa la.
young Brooklyn explorer, is In
charge of the party, Capt. Edwin Cof
fin will go as skipper, while Zlegler is
backing the attempt. The party will
shortly sail from Norway on the good
ship America. Every effort will be
made to plant the Stars and Stripes
in the frozen North.
The discovery by Capt. Scott, the
leader of the British Antarctic expe
dition, of mountain ranges with
points rising to a height of from 12,
000 to 15,000 feet above the sea level,
farther south than ever before known
together with the volcanoes, still fur
ther differentiates the typography of
the known parts of the two Polar
regions. In the Arctic regions there
are no volcanoes, and the highest
mountain possibly is Petermann
Peak, on the east coast of Greenland,
which, formerly supposed to be up
ward of 11,000 feet in height, Is now
known not to exceed 9,000 feet, and is
probably not even that. In the moun
tain ranges bordering Victoria Land
on the side of Ross' Sea are many
peaks between 12.000 and 15.000 high,
including Mt Victoria, Mt. Melbourne
and Mt. HerBChel, and Capt. Scott's
discoveries show that these high
mountain ranges extend several hun
dreds of miles still further south with
mountainous peaks quite as high. It
Is a question whether Mt. Terror Is a
volcano, but Mt. Erebus was smoking
In February, 1901.
Both Capt. 8cott's and Borchgre
vink's expeditions confirm Ross' re
port of open water during the sum
mer months In Ross Sea when once
the Ice on the parallel of Cape Adare
The Age of Pompeii.
Prof. Dall Osso, Inspector of the
Museum of Naples, has Just published
an article in which he affirms that re
searches and excavations prove that
there existed a Pompeii nina centuries
before our era.
Club Frowns en Marriage.
In Berlin a club of the "disengaged"
hat been formed by youtg men who,
baying broken with their sweethearts,
regard marriage as fated to b a failure.
FU And we coa Usee its glesoT Yn
In ittal m Amnrntr t9
UlAnd each one knows its start l I